Grateful Dead Live at Saenger Performing Arts Center on 1980-10-19
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
unknown FOB aud source electric sets 2-3 via Raoul Duke and Mike McCarthy, encoding by Matt Vernon
- 2004-07-23 17:06:50
- unknown FOB aud source electric sets 2-3
- New Orleans, LA
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Transferred by
Subject: 66 songs 2 nights
Subject: Busted down on Bourbon Street!
Now about this version of Truckin: as we all know, part of the lyrics were based on the Dead's infamous drug bust in New Orleans in February 1970. These two shows in October 1980 were the band's first return to NOLA--they hadn't played there in over ten years since the drug bust. The Deadheads who were at these shows were wondering when Truckin was going to come out, and sure enough it happened after Drums on the second night.
The crowd gets roaring in the second chorus when the Dead sings, "Houston...too close to New Orleans." But the REAL fun happens during the specific verse about the drug bust, right around 3 minutes 20 seconds into the song. Just as Bobby starts singing that verse, "Sitting and staring out of the hotel window," you can hear the entire theater starting to make noise. The crowd continues swelling in volume as the verse progresses, and when the band finally hits the chorus, "BUSTED down on Bourbon Street," the whole place erupts! It's just one of those priceless (and very rarely heard) moments in GD history that most Deadheads have never known about unless they were actually there. Check it out, and crank it up! This audience tape sounds good, and we're very lucky to have it around, because these two shows are rare.
yeah, true-backround music as I clean and organize for a travel -but I am gonna straight out say in my 25 years of listening to live dead boots of all sorts-due to the vibe,venue,era,and quality-this is suddenly in my top 20 or so of audience recordings. plain and simple. I listened to the Terrapin Station TWO TIMES in a row. 4.5
Subject: Taper comments
Subject: Looks like some kinda LUUUUREEE!!!!!!!!!!
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